Finally a Cub House!

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Finally a Cub House!

Postby dgrapes59 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:17 am

We have been looking to move out of the sub division and have a little room to “play” and so I could have a much bigger (and detached) shop area. We found 10 acres that met our needs and bought it last October. Plans are in the works to have a house built in the spring and sometime before or after, I will be building a 40’ X 60’ shop.

The dilemma… it had a small (42’ X 28’) horse barn that was built in 1977, that was in need of repair and it sits in the corner of the lot where the driveway will pass, so you will see it coming and going. The first level was cement blocks with the second level hay loft studs made of 4X6 oak, so the base construction was solid. Roofs leaked and siding had been covered with a combination of 1X’s and metal siding. The main barn had two stalls running front to back, divided by a cement block wall (each stall is about 12’ wide and 28’ deep) with doors at front and back and all 4’ wide. Not overly useful for a shop or even to get a Cub in. The side had an addition built (about 18’ wide and 28’ deep) with one front and two back doors. There was access to the hay loft from the addition, but not the adjoining stalls in the main part. So I basically had three separate areas and a hay loft area.

The solution…. Decided to give it a “face lift”; new roofs, siding (red of course), windows and cement floors and use it for storage for Cubs, Cub Cadets, implements and parts. This meant reconfiguring some doors, cutting block, reinforcing, closing some and adding windows. Removed all siding (a lot of rotten boards) and attached 2X stock to blocks and studs on upper level and covered it all in metal. New metal roofs and tore down a “lean-to” add on that was falling in. I also cut 4’ wide access between stalls and widened one rear door to 5’ so I can pull a Cub in. Cement was poured in the floors leaving 7’ inside height so my ’51 Cub can squeeze in.

This “2-week job” was started the week after Thanksgiving and after the first contractor went MIA the second one finally finished his part last week. I have the doors made and painted and ready to hang, then I need to do some electrical, build some stairs and shelving. I also need to do some dirt work outside, add cement door pads and a ramp, but should serve my needs until the shop goes in.

Before pictures and a couple almost done pictures
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Before front
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Before back
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Re: Finally a Cub House!

Postby Denny Clayton » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:23 am

Looks much better, David. Congrats on the acquisition! :{_}:
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Re: Finally a Cub House!

Postby Stanton » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:27 am

Nice transformation!! That would be a great addition in anyone's backyard (including mine)!
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Re: Finally a Cub House!

Postby Bill Hudson » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:38 am

David,

Very nice! It should serve you well.

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Re: Finally a Cub House!

Postby Barnyard » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:21 pm

Looks great David!
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Re: Finally a Cub House!

Postby Larry G » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:54 pm

I like it, looks like plenty of storage room.

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Re: Finally a Cub House!

Postby Winfield Dave » Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:40 pm

Looking good, David !! :D
Another Ohio Cubfest location ? :{_}:
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Re: Finally a Cub House!

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:27 pm

Looks great!
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Re: Finally a Cub House!

Postby dgrapes59 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:38 pm

Winfield Dave wrote:Looking good, David !! :D
Another Ohio Cubfest location ? :{_}:


Thanks everyone!

Dave, I like your way of thinking! :idea:

Time will tell....
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Re: Finally a Cub House!

Postby Bill Hudson » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:54 pm

dgrapes59 wrote:
Winfield Dave wrote:Looking good, David !! :D
Another Ohio Cubfest location ? :{_}:


Thanks everyone!

Dave, I like your way of thinking! :idea:

Time will tell....


Let's see Bash (early summer), Tug (mid/late summer), leaves late summer/fall (assuming no interference with pheasant hunting :) ) Works for me. :) :)

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Re: Finally a Cub House!

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:02 pm

Bill Hudson wrote:Let's see Bash (early summer), Tug (mid/late summer), leaves late summer/fall (assuming no interference with pheasant hunting :) ) Works for me. :) :)

How about the weekend after Bob's? That should give him plenty of time to clean up the shop, hop on a plane and high-tail it East. :D
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Re: Finally a Cub House!

Postby Steve-N-Tn » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:25 pm

Nice set up David--any inside pix? Glad you got it done!!

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Re: Finally a Cub House!

Postby Donegal Cub » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:36 pm

That's a fine job you got done there :{_}: :{_}: Any cub would be proud to reside in it :D :D
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Re: Finally a Cub House!

Postby dgrapes59 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:40 pm

Steve-N-Tn wrote:Nice set up David--any inside pix? Glad you got it done!!

Steve,
I will have to get some, just a few now...
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Between stalls cut out before cement floor
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Stall cement
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Re: Finally a Cub House!

Postby Steve-N-Tn » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:55 pm

Thanks David--you'll have it up and running in no time!! Appreciate the pics!


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